Santa's Lost Sleigh
A Christmas Book about Santa and his Reindeer
by Rachel Hilz
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Pub Date 17 Oct 2022 | Archive Date 30 Nov 2022
Santa's Lost Reindeer is a humorous story that follows a frazzled Santa through a search for his missing sleigh.
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Another hilarious Christmas tale from award winning author, Rachel Hilz!
Another hilarious Christmas tale from award winning author, Rachel Hilz!
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Average rating from 54 members
Thank you so much to booksgosocial, Spirit Frog Press and Netgalley for the ebook to read and review.
Santa is ready to deliver his presents when he notices his sleigh is gone, he searches high and low, here and there but to no avail, until Mrs. Claus sees it on tv.
What an amazing Christmas book, I absolutely loved this. It made me chuckle right from the start until the end it was so funny. I loved the story premise and that Santa was unable to figure out where his sleigh had gone. I loved the end result of where it actually was too.
This rhyming comedic Santa story is amazing and kids are going to absolutely love this. I highly recommend this for anyone that has young children they will adore this funny story over the holiday season.
This is such a cleverly thought out book and was so much fun to read. It has really great illustrations throughout the pages, just wait until you see Rudolf’s nose that made me laugh too. I really enjoyed reading this, any Christmassy picture books gets me to read it and this one is a new favourite it was so funny, great to look at and to read.
Santa is alarmed to find his sleigh missing. With the help of the elves and Mrs Claus, he looks everywhere but apart from some missing reindeer, there's nothing to find.
This is such a fun children's picture book.
It's written using an alternate rhyme scheme (line one rhymes with line three) which gives the story a steady rhythm and keeps the read pacy. Some lines do push the rhyme scheme, either by being of a different length or with words that are only half rhymes. Although, this may be exacerbated by being read in a different accent from the author.
Throughout are full-page colour illustrations that use a simple art style with bold shapes and light shading. This helps keep the busy imagery easy to follow and the exaggerated facial expressions aid comprehension for young readers.
Not all of the vocabulary is phonetically decodable, but this is ideal for four to eight-year-olds. It would be great for use in educational settings as a class read or as a high-level example of rhyming couplets.
Quick Summary: A delightfully mischievous holiday adventure
My Review: Santa's Lost Sleigh: A Christmas Book about Santa and His Reindeer by Rachel Hilz and Remesh Ram was a super cute holiday tale about Santa, his missing sleigh, and a well-meaning reindeer on a mission.
This delightfully funny story takes readers on a comical search for one of Santa's most precious treasures. With colorful illustrations and rhyming words, readers get to witness the big guy solve a mystery. Will he solve it in time for the most wonderful day of the year? Ho, ho, hum... 🤔
Audience: Kids (ages 4 - 9)
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Who would steal Santa’s sleigh and why are 2 elves missing ?Will Santa find his sleigh in timefor Christmas to deliver his presents? A cute kid’ s whodunnit.Thanks to NetGalley for the free e copy.My grandson loved it.
This book was funny and entertaining. I also loved how it also taught a lesson at the end of it. I think this is the perfect book for Christmas and it was very unique.
A title that would’ve given me straight anxiety in my younger days. First off, this book has a precious little section in the front for you to dedicate this book to whatever special little one you want – perfect for a Christmas goodie or holiday happy. This one is “Dude where’s my car” meets The Night Before Christmas, and I could not love it more. Bonus Points for writing a badass red sports car in for Mrs. Clause’s hot ride.
Santa's Lost Sleigh
Publication Date: 17th October 2022
Christmas book and Santa's lost his sleigh. Oh no oh no what's he going to do. He asking everyone where it is can he find it before Christmas time. He's looking everywhere for his Sleigh.
The illustrations are fun and very clear they have a cartoonists characteristics to them.
This is the first of Rachel Hilz book that I have read. It is funny, it rhymes, some bit wordier than others which suits us as I have a 3.5 year old reader and 1.5 year old. It is Christmas theme! Who doesn’t like Christmas, eh? And it also has 1 or 2 lessons to be learned, which helps parenting and shaping the future generation in this easily impressionable age. Love the pictures too.k
Oh man this is seriously so cute.
Santa is in a pickle he can't find his sled anywhere. He looks all over and finds Mrs clause with the reindeer but no sled. However they quickly find that two reindeer are missing. Santa and Ms Clause enlist the help of the reindeer by riding them in the sky.
The illustrations reminded me a lot of a kids comic book. They're bright colorful with very expressive characters.
My only con about this story is fact there are different names for the reindeers. I didn't love that and my kids noticed it right away. Overall though great Christmas kid story.
Thank you to NetGalley and .Books Go Social for this advanced reader copy. My review is voluntarily my own,
I plan to post this on my Instagram at the.littlest.bookworm and Amazon.
This book starts with Santa realizing that his sleigh is missing. Santa is looking everywhere for it. It's a cute book and my 3.5 year old really enjoyed it.
This is the cutest story! The pictures are bright and colorful and large enough to convey the emotions of the characters. An additional treat to this story is the rhyming of the sentences. I found myself reading it in a sing-song manner and smiled the entire time! It is short enough to hold the attention of the little ones. Definitely a keeper and a great gift idea for young ones in the family. What better way to spend an evening than to gather together with hot chocolate and cookies and read this book. Thank you to NetGalley, the author and publisher for the opportunity to review this book.
Thank you NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for accepting my request to read and review Santa's Lost Sleigh.
Author: Rachel Hilz
Genre: Children's Fiction -- Humor & Satire
Perfect for gifting anytime of the year. The physical copy makes a nice hostess gift to be used as a coffee table book or for storytelling to keep children entertained. The Kindle version is nice to have ready while in a waiting room.
The story itself is cute. I did chuckle a few times. The ending is what makes this universally giftable. The moral of the story was beautifully displayed. You don't take something that is not yours without asking, no matter how good your intention. The point was well-written and illustrated. Following the final point, there is an illustration that warmed my heart, and had audibly awww.
I was a little creeped out by Santa's eyes, however, I'm well past the targeted group. Otherwise, I liked the vibrant colors and thought the illustrations flowed well from page to page, but his eyes.
Santa’s Lost Sleigh was silly, had fun rhymes, and kept my kids engaged throughout! We loved the illustrations and that it included some good lessons along with the silly story! This is a cute Christmas read to start off the season!
Thank you BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for our coy in exchange for honest feedback!
Santa's Lost Sleigh is an endearing and sweet book about Bucky, who wanted to give Mrs. Claus a special gift. The artwork in the book is amazing, with bright colors, eye catching characters and well placed images, bringing a great visual to the reader.
The story, in rhyme form to "twas the night before Christmas", tracks well and keeps you in suspense until the end. I personally laughed at the very first line, and for me as a reader, this is huge. If an audience is engaged from the beginning and is entertained throughout, the book has met its target goal.
I would suggest this book for kids and kid-at-heart adults who love the winter holiday season.
This was such a cute story! My preschool aged son was attentive throughout the whole book and I appreciated the narrative structure, higher level vocabulary, and rhyme embedded within the text. The illustrations were also high quality!
Santa's Lost Sleigh by Rachel Hilz - 5 stars
Santa's Lost Sleigh is a Christmas book about Santa and his Reindeer losing his Sleigh and working together to find it. Santa is all set and ready to set off and deliver all the presents everyone at the North Pole has worked extremely hard on, but his sleigh is missing. Everyone is looking up high and down low, this way and that way but no one can seem to find the missing sleigh.
I love this book. The colors are vibrant, and the illustrations are so much fun. Seeing Santa, the Elves and all the Reindeer are adorable. The rhyming story is helpful when reading to little children and we all loved it. Great story with the Christmas Season right around the corner.
Thank you NetGalley and Spirit Frog Press for the ARC.
This was an awesome book and I could see it being turned into an animated short! The illustrations were bright and colorful and the story was witty and cute.
A fun, new Christmas book to add to the collection.
This was a very cute read that my kindergartender really enjoyed! She really liked the elves.
Thank you for the advanced copy!
How fun! This story was fun, silly and very entertaining. The rhyming makes it an entertaining read. The illustrations were funny and held my grandkids attention. We loved this book!
What a cute story this is. Santa's Lost Sleigh is a great story for this time of year.
Perfect to read to your little ones. Great moral in the story.
Thanks Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book. Rachel's books are so cute.
This is a brilliant lovely story for little ones, to get us all in the mood for Christmas.
The story was funny and light hearted and beautifully illustrated. My 6 year old loved it.
I received a complimentary copy of this book but the reviews are strictly my own opinion.
I got this book to read to my granddaughter. The story was cute and rhymed well and she loved the illustrations . She thought the reindeer were very cute and was interested the whole time I read the story
Spoiler alert... I truly enjoyed this little story about a reindeer who stole the sley to surprise Mrs. Claus with a gift. I liked the ryhming pattern and think it's a very cute story for under 5 year old kids who love Santa. Would buy it for my family too.
This book reminds me of the Santa from the Family Vacation Christmas Movie. This book is cute and rhymed well, it will bring holiday spirit to children while also teaching them not to take what is not theirs.
This was a delightful little story. My toddler loved the pictures and the rhyming story was great. We would definitely add this to our bookshelf.
Entertaining. Colorfully illustrated picture book with Santa searching for his lost sled. The rhyming lines tell the easily followed story and there even is a lesson to be learned. I can easily see reading it to younger children and lower school grades. Thank you NetGalley, BooksGoSocial and the author for a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
Santa's Lost Sleigh is a fantastic book that all parents will love to read to their children. The illustrations were colorful and eye catching.
Santa is all set to deliver all the presents, but his sleigh is missing. He searches everywhere he can think of when Mrs. Claus sees the sleigh on TV.
The colored illustrations along with the rhyming words will be enjoyed by everyone.
This is a great holiday gift for any child!
Thank you NetGalley, Rachel Hilz and BooksGoSocial for the ARC of Santa's Lost Sleigh. This is my personal review.
This was a cute short Christmas picture book.
I really liked the illustrations and the lesson to always ask first.
Such a cute book, my toddler loves reading this! Lots of jingles and rhymes were included to make it enjoyable for both adults and children. The illustrations were adorable and added to the storyline. This will be a holiday book we read multiple times each year!
Very hilarious and recommended. The story is quiet simple but entertaining. Made me laugh all the way from the beginning till the end
I read this book with my five-year-old daughter and she loved it – she is reading at a higher level for her age so she was very keen to read this one to me herself!
We loved the illustrations, they were lovely and really brought the story to life, it was a delightful story and it was really well written with the story having a lovely flow to it.
We have been having a bit of a binge on Christmas books and this has been one of our favourites!
It is 5 stars from me for this one - a fab Christmas read - very highly recommended!
This book is cute! I liked that it was told in verse, and the illustrations were colorful and interesting. I think it would make a great addition to holiday bedtime books, and I imagine that children would delight in the story. Santa is looking all over for his sleigh. Where did it go? I really loved the Mrs. Claus character, as well! This would make a great holiday gift for a kiddo on your Christmas list.
A very cute, silly, holiday read that all young children who believe in the magic of Santa will love. Santa's sleigh goes missing and lots of silly things happen to get the sleigh back. I like the rhyming throughout the story as great exposure for young readers. I also really like the bright pictures throughout the book.
Santa's Lost Sleigh has a nice rhyming verse and my nearly-4 year old very much enjoyed the story and illustrations. A delightfully festive way to talk about asking permission before taking or using something that doesn't belong to us.
Thank you to BooksGoSocial and NetGalley for this ARC!
I received a copy of this book through Netgalley. This is my honest review.
This story shows what happens when you give your elves too much freedom. They steal your sleigh on the most important night of the year because they want a lake vacation.
I like how this story imagines different elf departments at the North Pole. It's definitely in line with me telling my kids our second Elf on the Shelf worked in the accounting department. And it makes sense too, because you've got to have some specialities up there to keep things running smoothly, right?
The illustrations were bright and colorful with just enough detail to make them interesting without being too complicated and distracting. I wouldn't have minded reading this book to my kids a few times when they were younger, which is always a bonus when you're buying children's books, because you're going to have to read them more than once.
Overall I give this book 4.1 out of 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for the e-book version of this book. The book is written by Rachel Hilz and illustrated by Remesh Ram. Everything I write is of my own thoughts feelings and opinions. I am in no way affiliated with or compensated for my review.
This book is very entertaining and more up to date with the times in regards to modern normal everyday type things such as tv- sports car- cell phones and the like. The book aslo had a good lesson written in with the elf learning a lesson to always ask first.
This is a beautifully written and illustrated short read that is festive for the season and perfect for the younger and older kids at heart.
This was the cutest story told by rhyme about Santa missing his sleigh. I was waiting till I had a grandchild to read it to but found that it just as entertaining to an adult. In fact, I could appreciate the '"poetry format" more than the six-year-old did. I loved the excellent graphics, too. Very entertaining! I was fortunate to have NetGalley provide an e-book version but I think I would like to own the actual book, as well
🛷 This is a cute little holiday picture book! The illustrations are great!
🎅🏼 The story is written in verse, which sometimes felt a tad bit forced to me, but kids won’t notice or mind.
🛷 The antics of searching for his sleigh are fun! Plus, the story ends with a nice little moral that it isn’t nice to take things that don’t belong to you without asking first, even if your intentions are good. Cute story + moral = Win Win!
Thank you @NetGalley and BooksGoSocial for an eARC of this book, which I have read and reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
Super cute story for little ones this Christmas season. Nice moral about not taking what doesn’t belong to you. Cute illustrations
This is a quirky and fun children's Christmas book, which my daughter and I enjoyed reading together. It has very colourful illustrations, and rhyming text, which children will love.
The story is about Santa waking up to find his sleigh gone. He searches high and low, but he cannot find it. Where could it be, and who could have taken it? Hopefully he will get it back on time for Christmas Day!
Many thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for a copy of this book.
It's the night before Christmas and Bucky the reindeer has taken off with Santa's sleigh. Santa looked everywhere for his missing sleigh getting further behind in the present drop off. The elves finally found Bucky and the sleigh. He had wanted to do something special for Mrs Claus for Christmas. He wanted to get her a week at the lake with canoes. Mrs. Claus tells him while the thought was nice the sleigh wasn't his to take. Santa dashed off to deliver the packages before it was too late. The the Claus's and the elves enjoyed a nice week at the lake.
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